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Australia and Greece Recommend Alternative Vaccines for Young People
"Australia and greece are the latest countries to recommend alternatives to the astra zeneca cova vaccine for young people after researchers found more rare but potentially fatal blood clots linked to the vaccine. European officials have identified roughly two hundred clots among a million people who shaved astra zeneca shots in europe in the uk. Npr's jason bogosian has been following the story and he joins us now for an update. Good morning good morning jason Some of the new research was published. Just yesterday what does it say what. We still don't know exactly what's happening in these patients. The papers in the new england journal of medicine. They look at sixteen cases in norway. Germany and austria. And here's what they found. The symptoms begin about a week to fourteen days. After the immune ization patients started out with these really severe headaches. Muscle aches swelling. Nine of the sixteen died and most of them were young women in their twenties and thirties. Yikes do you know why. At this point it's too early to tell why predominance among women it may be due to the fact that norway was using astrazeneca for healthcare workers who lean towards predominantly women and using pfizer to vaccinate. It's older populations that might have things bit. Initially european regulators said the rates of this calling disorder. Were no higher than what you'd see in the general population. But they've changed that now they're saying yes it does appear that in roughly one in a hundred thousand people vaccinated with astra zeneca. This serious side. Effect could occur. We should note that the astra zeneca vaccine is not authorized yet here in the united states correct but our other countries with this new information. Still gonna use it. Well some are switching. How they're using it. They're offering alternatives to the younger people and trying to use astrazeneca more with older groups up but many countries really don't have a choice. Astra zeneca is the vaccine. Much of the world is banking on
Officials rush to defend AstraZeneca Covid vaccine after UK, EU blood clot guidance
"The oxford astrazeneca vaccine under uncomfortable scrutiny medicines regulators in the uk and the eu have judge that its benefits outweigh any possible risks. But they haven't ruled out a causal link between the vaccine and rare blood clot conditions in a tiny number of recipients resulting. This week in britain's regulator the are recommending alternative vaccines be given two hundred thirty s. All of which is worrying when it comes to competence in this back saying because as the observers science editor robin the key points out the stakes are incredibly high. It is the vaccine which the world depends. Because it's so easy to store and distribute a little cost so it's an incredibly important vaccine for the planet we might in the west. Get away with visors. Madonna's leaves astrazeneca. There's no doubt about it from the guardian. I'm a niche kristalina. Today in focus understanding the risks and rewards of the astra zeneca vaccine robin. When did this start. When did they first notice. But there might be a link between the vaccine and blood clubs. I miss in scandinavia at the leg. Ego muffled memento through dot com the live it will be weakening at astrazeneca seneca walks in norway and denmark. A proper schooners vaccine and they've begun to spot. These links of these tastes on gemini finds. Stop stop stuff. The in china from ministers bondi influence middle astrazeneca forces tiber asthma also advising defiant britain finds cases the british medicines regulator the hra says. It's like done defied. Thirty cases of red blood clots and people who've had the astra zeneca corona virus vaccine.
COVID-19 vaccine reaches world's far corners
"More than one. Hundred countries and economies have now received cave nineteen vaccines through the un partnered equitable corona virus. Busting scheme kovacs. The first delivery of life saving jobs arrived in ghana on the twenty fourth of february announcing the news on thursday the world health organization. Who said that more than thirty. Eight million doses of astrazeneca fire and serum institute of india have being transported globally. So far the aim is to deliver at least two billion doses of vaccines in two thousand and twenty one. In particular to developing countries. The development comes as who and other health regulators reaffirmed the overwhelming value of the astra zeneca or a covid nineteen vaccine amid ongoing concerns about clotting events among a very small number. You've had the job in statements on wednesday evening. Who's global advisory committee on vaccine safety. The european medicines agency and the uk's regulator or concluded that the benefits of taking the vaccine outweigh the very rare potential risks more than one hundred ninety million doses of the astros. Zenica vaccine have been administered today but only one hundred eighty. Two cases of clotting have been reported. Who said as it advised countries to continue to vaccinate with the as at vaccine not that it had saved millions of lives and prevented serious illness
COVAX Reaches Over 100 Economies, 42 Days After First International Delivery
"Than one hundred countries and economies have now received covid nineteen vaccines through the un partnered equitable corona virus. Busting scheme kovacs. The first delivery of life saving jobs arrived in ghana on the twenty four of february announcing the news on thursday the un world health organization. Who said the more than thirty eight million doses of astrazeneca pfizer biotech and serum institute of india had been transported globally so far kovacs aims to supply vaccines to all those requested them. In the first half of this year the development comes as who and other health regulators reaffirmed the overwhelming value of the astra zeneca or as ed covid nineteen vaccine amid ongoing concerns about clotting events among a very small number had the job in statements on wednesday evening the. Who's global advisory committee on vaccine safety. The european medicines agency and the uk's regulator all concluded that the benefits of taking the vaccine outweigh the very rare potential risks. More than one hundred and nine hundred million doses of the astra zeneca vaccine have been administered. Todate but only one hundred eighty two cases of clotting have been reported. Who said its advice to countries to continue to vaccinate with the as at vaccine noting that it has saved millions of lives and prevented serious illness
Blood Clots Reportedly 'Very Rare' Side Effect of AstraZeneca Vaccine
"Does believe that there is a possible link between the astra zeneca co covid vaccine and very rare but potentially fatal blood clots. Npr's jason boubyan reports that the european drug regulators says that boycotts must now be listed as a possible side effect. The safety committee of the european medicines agency analyzed eighty six cases of blood clots. That occurred in people up to two weeks after getting the astrazeneca shot and we have concluded that there is indeed a possibility of a very rare event that might occur. That's dr sabine. Strauss the head of the safety committee. She says the unusual immune reaction appear similar to a rare clotting reaction to a blood thinner called heparin. there have been at least eighteen. Potentially vaccine related deaths among the twenty five million people immunized with astra zeneca in europe stresses that with thousands of people dying every day from covid the benefits of the asiatic vaccine far outweigh the potential risk from this rare. Immune reaction jason on. Npr news this
European Agency Finds Astrazeneca Shot Can Cause Rare Blood Clots
"Corona virus vaccine can cause some rare side effects, but its benefits still outweigh the risks. British Medicines agency says blood clots are extremely rare happening in about one in a million people. Still, U. K is going to offer the Madonna or Fizer vaccines as alternatives to people under 30. Meantime, South Korea has become the latest country to restrict use of the Astra shot. It's temporarily suspending it for people younger than 60. President Biden gives his second public pitch for infrastructure in a
Lawmakers Want Details on Facebook’s Instagram for Kids
"Democratic lawyers are asking facebook the detail. Its instagram for kids project. They have concerns about the proposal. You think following report last month. The facebook is working on a version. Instagram for children under the age of thirteen parents. Parents parents parents a group of four democrat. Lawmakers said they're concerned with the company's plan a letter signed by senator ed markey richard blumenthal represent. Kathy castor and laurie trahan. The group astra series appointed and technical questions related the project for instance several direct. The company detail. How the tubers instagram will be including whether facebook will those will allow those on the main line app to see the contents. Kids post other questions. Touched on practical subjects ike. How facebook plans to handle things when he used turns thirteen and so on and so forth please please please if they launch this. Do not allow your under thirteen year. Old kids to get a kids instagram. Please
South Africa Under Fire Over Resale of AstraZeneca Vaccines
"Africa has sold the one million doses of the astra zeneca corona virus vaccine that got earlier this year after a study showed it offers minimal protection against mild and moderate cases of the south african variant but ishmael fundy globe reports. Many are criticizing the sale. Many south africans argue the vaccine could have been given to high risk individuals as it would protect them against severe disease. The government opted to roll out the country's vaccination program using johnson and johnson vaccine so africa has the highest number of recorded covid nineteen cases and debts on the african continent. Ishmael fantastic love reporting
South Africa sells AstraZeneca doses to other AU nations
"The one million doses of the astra zeneca corona virus vaccine. Got this year after a study showed it offers minimal protection against mild and moderate cases of the south african variant but ishmael phoned equal reports. Many are criticizing the sale. Many south africans argue the vaccine could have been given to high risk individuals as it would protect them against severe disease. The government of to roll out the country's vaccination program using the johnson and johnson vaccine so lucky guy has the highest number of recorded covid nineteen cases and debts on the african continent ishmael and equal reporting in. Florida
Vaccines vs Variants: Will They Work?
"Today on the show. Where pinning facts against visor and medina and johnson and johnson and astra zeneca. Yes more and more of us getting out shots and so we want to know. Will these vaccines save us or is the virus about to outsmart us again. Hey science versus. I got my first Ouchi a few weeks ago. We asked signs vessels listeners. What it was like to finally get the job. I received the first dose of my pfizer vaccine. My first dose of the moderna vaccine. Johnson and johnson one and john. When they gave me the shot. I was like tell me. When it's done in there like we already did it. And over and over again we had one word to describe how people felt relief relief. Just the relief and started crying in the waiting area. That just feels like word stepping out from under the dark cloud. I feel like i can actually breathe again. But at the same time there was a lot of confusion after all cases at taking up in the us and other parts of the world. I'm still nervous about that. Return to normal when they get full. Immunity is it safe to do exactly if i'm still nervous about possibly carrying the virus and giving it to someone unvaccinated and meanwhile we're hearing more and more about new mutations in this virus but some are saying can make it more deadly and help it spread foster and now people are wondering. Wait a sec if this virus is changing these vaccines we just got even gonna work.
Clinical trials underway to test jab efficacy for children in the UK
"Some queued for hours outside wall substitute library for walk. In short of the coluna virus vaccine. Three thousand jobs were given here during the day earlier. This week it was announced that fifty seven percent of all adults in the uk been given at least one shot but now could the nation's children also joining the lines. Trials are apparently on the way. Our deputy political editor. Nicholas cecil has stored nicholas. How young are we talking about here. Well at the moment scientists and health experts in bristol. The building children's vaccine said they have a study underway involving children who are teenagers. And this is a study using the astra zeneca jab. They're expecting shortly to be given the go ahead to start recruiting younger children as young as five and the reason why they're doing these trials is that so far all. The clinical trials have been adults to check that the vaccine was safe and worked in adults. And now they're checking out with it. It'd be equally safe and effective for for for children for people under eighteen benegas. Do we need to give children a virus facts. Because i thought you know the whole point of them. Going back to school was because young people don't get the serious effects of covid nineteen if the contract. This is a very interesting ethical question children as you say if they do get grown virus they are very unlikely to get the disease severely. But there's a big issue here of nuts about the circulation of the virus so this study will look at whether the vaccine works in children and then the the experts expect decision by the government in the summer about whether to start vaccinating children and professor. Adam finn who's from bristol university one of the leading experts on this. He was explaining that to vaccinate children just for the benefit of other people that that could be questionable and he would feel uncomfortable about that but he explained that actually if vaccinating children meant that the disease was kept under control and that meant that schools could reopen safely in september then there would be a benefit to children and therefore actually giving the jabs to children we would be beneficial only to them but also society
Astrazeneca vaccine in US raises hopes
"This week has covid. Nineteen cases continue to fall across the uk. They are at the same time surging in europe partly as a result of the spread of the kent. Variant that is now becoming the dominant circulating strain of the virus in many eu countries. The other factor is low levels of corona vars vaccination that have so far been achieved across the eu block. Some of that stems from skepticism. Any eu countries about the effectiveness of the astra zeneca vaccine. So maybe that will be about to change now. Thanks to the announcement of another successful trial of the vaccine. This time in the us astrazeneca have slightly revised their numbers since they made the trial results public. But they're still very encouraging. Chris spoke to university of kent virologists. Jeremy rothman to his reaction. I asked him whether a year on from the uk. I entering a lockdown. He expected us to be in this situation. We are today absolutely not. There's a lot that we had an idea of what was coming in terms of the severity and the need for strong action. But the fact that we are still experiencing lockdowns that. We've spent a large portion of the year in lockdown in dramatic restrictions. And we still do not have a solid plan of how we are going to get out of. This is really beyond belief to me. What did you think would happen this time last year when we watched boris johnson. Deliver that press conference when everyone was just glued to the tv and we'll fell down our spines. Where did you think it would end and win. I wasn't sure what i was hoping was that we would have lockdown and that that would drive cases down now that that absolutely did happen but what i had been waiting for. That didn't happen was that we would use that period of time to build and reinforce the infrastructure needed when we got out of the locked out
AstraZeneca Releases Updated Covid-19 Vaccine Data Showing 76% Efficacy
"This was seriously weird. Turn of events for astrazeneca. This week monday morning. We got the highly anticipated face. The results from its. Us trials seventy nine percent efficacy which came in better than expected but later that night at about midnight dr found institute released a statement saying the oversight board said those were data so now astrazeneca has given us the updated results just two days later and the numbers. They really didn't change too much now. Seventy six percent overall efficacy against symptomatic disease the efficacy against severe disease state and one hundred percent in people over sixty five and actually went up five points to eighty five percent and they did have a lot more cases to count here one hundred ninety as of today's results including eight severe cases strengthening that finding from one hundred forty one and five severe cases on monday. Guys how to folks looking at this after seeing kind of rollercoaster. We've seen this week and just saying the vaccine looks good. But the communications have just been awful. Dr not had bedell tweeting quote at this point. I'll just wait for the fda submission packet just to avoid any more roller coaster rides and a guys. A lot of people will be looking forward to seeing those data when astra zeneca files which they had said would be in the first half of april with the fda then three weeks later we should see fda's analysis of those data and we'll get to look at all of it itself but this has just been a weird ride made even more weird by the fact that these updated data didn't really change that
Export-control panel: the EU meets on vaccines
"Today. European union leaders will hold a virtual summit to discuss improvements to the bloc's vaccine roll out. The most contentious topic will be plans to increase europe's ability to block exports of vaccines. The proposed legislation was unveiled yesterday by the train chief valdez dombrowski's commission has adopted and implementing revelation To adopt an expert authorization mechanism for vaccine was aim of preserving security of our supply chains. The wording is general of the intent specific. The proposal comes as a battle plays out between the eu and the british swedish company astra zeneca which has been accused of failing to honor its supply contract with europe. The move marks a sharp escalation in the us response to a floundering vaccination rollout at home beset by delivery delays supply issues and a third wave of the disease. Britain would be hard hit by those new rules because so far. It's benefited the most. From europe's vaccine exports but yesterday britain and the e u issued a joint statement. Aiming for a win win situation that would boost supplies for both that might sound like a cooling of tensions but the vaccine row has been long in coming and marks another jolt on an already bumpy road to a post brexit relationship.
AstraZeneca Releases Fuller Data Backing Its Vaccine
"Additional data from astra zeneca says it's kobe. Nineteen vaccine is seventy six percent effective. According to a fuller analysis of trial data released yesterday. The drugmaker came under pressure earlier this week. After provided preliminary trial data showing its vaccine was seventy nine percent effective. An independent monitoring board said the data were out of date raising concerns of us officials. Astrazeneca's latest results were largely consistent with the preliminary findings reported on monday. The company said it would submit the findings for peer review and publication in coming weeks and request authorization of the vaccine from the us food and drug
NIH Statement Raises Questions About AstraZeneca's Vaccine Data
"Company to work with the dsm be. That's us to review the efficacy data and ensure the most accurate up-to-date efficacy data can be made public as quickly as possible. Those are such long sentences that i feel. We need to translate a little bit here so we were told yesterday. Seventy nine percent efficacy which is pretty good for a vaccine so that sounds good but then there is this concern expressed suggesting that maybe if you look at the test results different way you don't see seventy nine percent astra zeneca saying in response to that. Well that's exactly right so there so the dnb is saying look at all the day to look at the newest data and the company. Just put out a release said the numbers published yesterday. Were based on. A pre specified interim alice's with a data cutoff of february seventeenth. So they're looking back at data that was collected as of february seventeenth and the dsm be seems to be saying that between then and now we have more data which makes your efficacy numbers. Not look as good. That seems to be what's happening here. I think we can interpret that as well. That would mean does it. Not that a few more people in this study got sick. Got covert and so the seventy nine percent rape didn't quite hold up right. They got sick and they got sick in the vaccine arm of the study. Not the placebo arm of the study. That's why the numbers don't look as good so we still think this is a pretty good vaccine but maybe not seventy nine percent. What are the locations for actually getting this approved in the united states. Exactly it's still a good vaccine. Not quite as good and this is just a strange turn. And it'll be up to the fda to analyze
A Look Inside The World's Biggest Vaccine Maker
"So rosa palm trees here green lawns. A little bit like a college campus riding in a golf cart up to the factory. Your some of these are the migos month. Rubella reviews vaccine serum institute of india was already the world's biggest vaccine manufacturer even before this pandemic the company says two thirds of all children in the world. Get its vaccines and most of them are made here. At a sprawling factory complex in western india inside conveyor belts with all these tiny little vial weasing going for automatic resilience section automatic. Visual inspection is inspecting me europe machine. It's a high tech operation but look outside the factory window and you see a reminder of this companies more humble roots horses in the nineteen sixties. This was a farm breeding race horses and one day. One of the horses got bitten by a snake. Suresh giada serums executive director. Explains what happened next. Bimbos do the lanes. Were not working great in india so he could not get their disney. We could not get anti snake venom serum in time the horse died but it's owner had an idea you said yesterday why not start making it ourselves. So the serum institute of india was born. It began making serums against tetanus and snake venom and leader added vaccines against all sorts of childhood diseases. They specialize in generic versions at low profit margins and export to one hundred and seventy different countries last spring. A tiny package arrived here by career from oxford university in england to the very small. While is one in chief scientist. Shali graham describes what was inside components of a viral vector vaccine against the corona virus serum scrambled to start mass producing them immediately in huge floor to ceiling stainless steel vats of the one. Embryonic human embryonic kidney selling yeah scientists petty ready recalls how he was developing other vaccines these fats when his supervisor told him to quickly convert everything over to the corona virus vaccine while under lockdown as the pandemic exploded it was difficult to follow very strict rules of solution during this People to do overtime. This was before. Clinical trials showed that the oxford astrazeneca vaccine would work. It was a gamble with so much at stake. He says everybody's waiting for the all mankind waiting. The whole world is waiting for it to this winter. When trials finally proved this vaccine did indeed work is celebrated internally. Not like party or something but we had that moment of joy gonna champagne. No no serum hopes to soon be churning out a hundred million doses per month of this one vaccine on top of all the other vaccines they're still producing here. The oxford astra zeneca. Formula is particularly attractive to india and other low and middle income countries. Because it needs just regular refrigeration not subzero temperatures. This is for storage area. The capacity of seventy million dollars. So what we're looking at here is enough to vaccinate. Whole countries is ongoing process of building out of cold storage along these conveyor belts and out to sixty eight country so far racing against russia china. In what some are calling vaccine. Diplomacy india's huge capacity is attracted interest from the so called quad. The us japan. Australia and india. They announced financing to help another indian producer make a billion more doses of another co vaccine but while indian manufacturers are partnering with global pharmaceutical companies. The indian government is challenging pam at the world trade organization. There is an agreement that binds all wto members to certain levels of protection for intellectual property. Twenty year patents. Regional thrashers legal scholar at the global development policy center in boston. She explains how india and south africa are asking the wto to suspend those patents. Cova vaccines so that companies like serum can crank out generic versions quickly and in certain countries the majority of the population won't be vaccinated for something like five years that gives those viruses a long time to mutate. So the argument they're making is not. Hey look out for us but more this is in the interest of all of us. Everyone serums executive director. John says he supports that effort at the wto watery required is a vaccine today. Not tomorrow you want to stop the disease and stop it sprayed and that can happen. Only if there is no restriction on using technology many global health experts agree. The pope has said he does too but some companies including astrazeneca have pledged to sell vaccines at cost without profit and suspending. their patents. They say is not the answer it would kill innovation and would not speed up distribution bottlenecks more to do with supply chains than access to the vaccine technology itself. Both sides of this debate are over emphasizing. The role of patents. Daniel hamill is a law professor at the university of chicago. He says the serum institute success chose a middle path. It got a license from astrazeneca. It's been able to mass produce vaccines within the current regulatory environment ensures the potential licensing arrangements without cancelling patents ceremonies if you're disabled to gain rights to make vaccines on a large scale. That's a good thing could serums factory. As vials of corona virus knock scenes wiz off conveyor belts inside chief scientist ms. Shali graham points to construction underway outside a new pandemic preparedness facility for another year or two renew community that has not actually ideas to have extra machines extra labs all on hand to make billions of doses of vaccine against whatever virus hits
Is there a link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots?
"Suspected linked to the development of a rare syndrome involving the formation of blood. Clots in the brain's blood vessels led to eighteen european countries temporarily halting their use of astrazeneca's covid nineteen vaccine pending an investigation. By the way the european medicines agency the itself though while it investigates is urging nations to continue to use the vaccine which has been so far administered to over seventeen million people going to the very real threat posed by massive surges and covid nineteen cases across europe that said some countries like belgium in the uk elected. Not interrupt their vaccine. Roll outs the aura. Which regulates medicines in the uk has also carried out its own investigation reached a very reassuring conclusion. Our view shows that there is no difference. That blood clots in veins are occurring more than would be expected in the absence of vaccination for either vaccine we have also received five reports of different a rare form of blood clot in the cerebral sinuses cerebral sinus vein thrombosis all csv t occurring together with lowered blood platelets shortly after vaccination with the covert nineteen vaccine astrazeneca. This type of blood clot can rarely occur naturally in unvaccinated people as well as in people with covid nineteen disease. A further review of these events is ongoing but a causal relationship with the vaccine has not yet been established. I'm hr hfc's june rain there. She was addressing the number ten downing street press conference earlier this week so there is still some uncertainty around this but in the end what it all comes down to is balancing risk the risk from a very rare and possibly completely unconnected medical condition versus the relatively much bigger risk of succumbing to covid nineteen infection. If you catch it and it's attendance queely so help us comprehend what is going on what we really need. Here is a professor on the public understanding of risk. Which is exactly what cambridge. University's david spiegelhalter specializes in things quite complicated. Because the story is it was ran. Last week was by blood. Clots like deep-vein thrombosis and other things and i looked to that data. What was being reported by astra zeneca. Aaron tim visits the number of Adverse reactions they didn't like anything special tool but it since come out that the actual actual real concern is from norway and germany in particular is is a particular special full of thromboses known as herbal venus sinus thrombosis associated with low platelets so this is clearly a razz syndrome and germany particular. They've at one point six million vaccines and had six seven cases of something like this and tends to be in younger women and in some so i can understand that. There is a concern about Yesterday vaccine but policymakers have to make decisions all the time. Don't they about What you're going to do and what the cost might be and what you're not going to do. And what the cost might be and it is really important not to jump the baby out with the biological bathwater because by deferring vaccination while you investigate a very remote risk of something happening you end up costing people the chance to be vaccinated in the interim one commentator in france pointed out that for every hundred thousand people. You don't vaccinate over the age of fifty four one day that will translate into five deaths. I haven't checked that statistic but it does sound plausible.
"astra" Discussed on Coronacast
"One of the big milestones we had about yesterday. Was that the oxford astrazeneca vaccine. I devices of that have arrived in australia. Which is something that we've been waiting for. We're in phase one of the role at at the moment and those are the priority people. And i thought that those people were getting the fis at shot. But now we've got the oxford esters shut here. Are they going to be getting that as well and should they be getting that as well. We're in the press release from the prime minister and the minister. They say that they will guess. That's what they say in the press release and in fact the minister himself a week or so ago a press conference said the same thing that there would be a mix of these vaccines and the trouble with. That is an an accord. Chris murray who ahead on seven thirty last monday which he was. Who's the head of the institute for health. Metrics evaluation in seattle is. That astra is the wrong vaccine. If you're looking at borders let's pull back a little bit about what you're trying to achieve and your vaccine strategy are vaccine strategy is really for a country that has lots of covid around in the middle of covid outbreak. Because you want to partake. H care quite rightly aged care. Workers quite rightly you want to get in there and then you want to protect the rest of the population you want to. Doctors nurses people who work in hospitals all that nor question and we still want to do that but if the virus gets in through the borders that's how the virus gets seen it doesn't suddenly pop aged care home or residential care or pop up in the alfred hospital in melbourne. It comes from overseas. We'll come back to the new zealand situation currently in a minute. So the total strategy in the first instance should be about the borders if we can keep our borders secure. The virus won't get in and then we've got time to immunize for safety reasons. The rest of the population and so astro is the wrong vaccine for. That is not the wrong vaccine. I'll get. I want to say up front. I will get the astro vaccine. I'll be happy to get it. It will protect you in severe disease. But it won't necessarily protect our borders. It will against probably against the uk variant. It's not going to protect almost certainly against us at african variant which only showed ten percent efficacy against. We don't know what is going to do against the brazilian variant which shows vaccine escape. And there's the california variant in american various which. Look as if they might be a bit vaccine resistant themselves and so what we should be doing is saying well astra's fine and the scottish artist suggests it's fine for preventing severe disease but that's for a country that we should be covered getting in the first place. So that's about the pfizer vaccine because it stops transmission. More effectively than the astra zeneca vaccine. I it works within three weeks. You don't have to wait. Three months for the efficacy. Second reason is that moderna there is no. There are no data drawn. Skerritt said on chronic is last week for pfizer. But it's almost identical vaccines to madeira and moderna reasonable efficacy against the south african vary not great but much better than ten percent and and it gives stronger immunity faster so for our borders we should be using pfizer and getting quick protection and we should be protecting their households. Because where's it gonna go after they get infected should he be infected. And if it's the south african is going to go to members of their households at a higher chance so their families or flatmates should be immunized with pfizer to and then the third thing that we should be doing which nobody's talking about just wondering why not but when i talk and by the way this is not necessarily me talking actually sounded out on people who know what they're talking about who aren't where willingness to publicly contradict the government. They say es actually what we should be doing and it's largely what new zealand is doing. They are immunizing. their hotel. boorda workers and their immunizing their families. They've had an outbreak which will come to in a minute. The other thing we should be doing is actually having a forward strategy. Which is if you want to get back into australia. Get immunized and we should help them so some vaccine doses could go overseas to australia. Scott send send it over to make sure the co chain right to our consulates and remember. Pfizer is not quite as temperature sensitive as people say. It's it's a problem once you've dominated you've got to get rid of it but it's not quite temperature sensitive as can last for a while so if you're an australian in london paris and new york senate to this german embassy or their physicians. They've got doctors attached and immunize streams. Get them to pay for. It is cheaper than a hotel quarantine and so you. Don't get on the plane until you've had two doses and you waited another two weeks so you're fully immunized
"astra" Discussed on P&L With Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz
"Will be the first vaccine using this technology ever developed. It is again. I mean i keep saying remarkable but it's just like how do you do that. It's the vaccine that we've never even tried before and they're like well let's try it and not only. Let's try but in less than ten months we're going to start from zero and actually get it into people's arms In the way that vaccine works is actually delivered a little bit of a genetic for yourself. The decent protein showing you what they should be going after. The aftermath scene is a little bit. Different actually develop delivers the virus itself to an academic version of it into the cells themselves and so then then are producing protein and so they know what to go after. It's a different approach. Same idea in terms of exposing the immune system to the virus so that it will know what to look at that asked vaccine will be easier to deliver. It doesn't require this super cold chain delivery system that the pfizer and the during a vaccine do need so there are different different approaches here. Each one has different benefits and risks. You know if you are as a country that is very hot. It doesn't have great consistent electricity. You probably not gonna want adviser during the vaccine. Anyway you might not have the technology to deliver that so having the astra would be helpful for these areas and michelle. What do we know about the timing of getting approval for this vaccine across the world. We're seeing it almost daily including today with the fda and the pfizer news. What do we know about the astra. Timeline well interesting because astra was on hold monger in the us than it was in other places specifically in the fda has been very cautious when his policy where he all of these axioms making sure that they're dotting every every t- so when it looks like for the us africa's going to be a a wild delayed here is probably gonna say you know couple of months at least guesses..
"astra" Discussed on Feminist Frequency Radio
"Really frustrated that these films like they get so much money I wish there was a little more subtlety and nuance and grace to the storytelling of it welcome to feminist frequency radio this is the show that asks you to be critical of the media you love I'm Anita Sarko A. and today I'm joined by someone who has an even smaller cameo in ad Astra than the Tashaun Caroline pet it hey this Lincoln you miss me but but I'm in the movie I swear I'm not I think that's why this week we're going to be talking about you probably guessed the new sci fi film ad Astra and because of that we have a very special guest this week trace Dominquez trace mix a youtube videos that explore all sorts of fascinating scientific facts ideas questions data high trace thanks that's a good list is like a good list seems like an accurate list and then occasionally you make videos about Downton Abbey occasionally I did that one time yeah yeah there was that does make it occasional though I guess is doing it once make occasional live data set sure sure cool thanks for joining us Sir yeah all right how're you doing carol doing good yeah yeah cool this is a great intro to the podcast but I want to I took a quick look at traces youtube channel and you know I want to tell tell viewers that it's super interesting the range of scientific stuff that you engage with is really cool like you you have stuff about like the large hey drawn collider but also like I don't know like DNA tests and yeah I mean you know just all all sorts of of science related questions and stuff so I encourage folks to check it out right it's it is to dot com slash trace Dominguez is that right correct yes I I I was pretty sure I had that right but I wanted ed great yeah if you Google Google me there aren't too many traces out there there are a few of us on the Internet I encountered trace the other day I don't remember it was fictional or not but still yeah there are there are a few of us around but yeah thanks for that that praise I think that that's a super accurate like I try and cover things that are basically just follow my own curiosity threads so it's like I'll think about something and the next thing you know I'll be like this I'm going to make this into a video so you don't have like super tight boundaries what you talk about more dislike Scienc- Wyan C. Scienc- why time general parameters of like this interesting fact doc about it yeah I'd I'm essentially I'm a researcher so if I have a question that I can't answer I'll start digging into it and that will probably end up being video so the most recent one is about cool sculpting which is like kind of a cosmetic non invasive surgical procedure which is really interesting and then the in like Carol said it's also talked about particle physics so it's like it is quite the breadth yeah well great excited to have you on to talk about this very scientifically accurate film so weird Ad Astra all right let's actually get into the weekend we can rip it apart what are y'all in the near future Scifi film ad Astra the Earth is devastated hit by a series of mysterious power surges spacecom the NASA Space Agency of the film Informs Astronaut Roy McBride at the surges originating from the Lima project an expedition that left for Neptune many years earlier and which was commandeered by Roy's father Roy played by Brad Pitt embarks on an expedition of his own tomorrow in an effort to send a signal to his father and bring the power surges to an end data Algebra am I right D- Astra ad Astra wow they could've just called this Brad Pitt the movie yeah yeah well whatever we'll think of it why was pretty like I actually enjoy like okay well so hold on when Caroline I think I proposed US talking about it because I knew you'd be around it didn't space science and Caroline was like it's supposed to be boring so I'd probably GonNa like it was her response to that and I felt like I get why people are saying that because it is like it's it's it is a calm film in a lot of way there's a lot of space in it not in the way that like longtime listener the broadcast would would call like Carolyn film because I wasn't bored throughout it for the most part it like it moved along it just was sort of calm as opposed to like the shit that caroline likes it's the like long people being in love for five hours Oh yeah like I think what's interesting about Ad Astra is that it's it's a really really simple and I don't mean this in a negative way at all like to me actually like this about it but it's a very simple story like it is at heart like a fable in a way right end and I mean it's interesting that you're here with us on this episode trace because like even the because I don't like I didn't watching this film even though it has like in you know some science elements in it I felt like this is more one of those movies that uses space as like a a canvas for like mythological explorations it's not like a hard science it's not like the Martian or something like a hard science film it is it is it is like a story about doc a journey and forgiveness sand personal growth and like you know those kinds of things so I guess one thing I'll say off the bat is I think Brad Pitt is is actually really good in this film because I think disagree okay well let me say what they say why I think he's good I because so roy is like Roy's deal for most of the film I think is is that he he has like too much control almost of his emotions like he and the world that he lives in as a character l. use that right people the people in space calmer like wow your heartbeat has never gone above eighty five bpm even during the fall from the space antenna and uh-huh and like and he says things like yeah you know it's well you know they do you have a family well no you know it's dangerous work be ashamed to let anyone to share that risk with you or whatever he's very detached but I felt like I saw in Brad Pitt this subtlety of like a man who who has learned to detach himself from his own emotions as a kind of as like a skill but and I think the movie is largely how what the cost of that is in and him like learning obviously it's about him learning to get back in touch with his ability to connect to himself and thus to to other people but anyway I agree with that yeah yeah I I think he it seems like the movie was set in this weird weird near future environment where it was like everything was so controlled in the personal data had been taken to allow level where he was doing a psych evil over and over again throughout the narrative and the psyche vowel would sometimes come back instantly like oh you're cool you're good to go but then there are a couple of times where you know spoiler obviously didn't but he he he seemed like he was super detached at the beginning and then by the end he was he was super emotional it was a little weird in that aspect but I I thought the movie was interesting but I liked kind of I like what you said about out space as kind of a canvas I felt the same way I think this was a movie set in space that plays out the same kind of tropes that we see in a lot of other films where like Brad Pitt had daddy issues his dad was not around when he was younger and now he has a chance to confront his dad and when he does it doesn't go as well as he was hoping you know I think so I thought it was really pro like I was actually engaged for the whole film like I didn't really check out in any other parts even though I was rolling my eyes a lot at it right like it it still kept me and I was still interested in what was happening I loved the visuals I hated voiceover like it was so so that's when I say that I don't think Brad Pitt did well in this is because those voice overs were fucking brutal like they were bad they were unnecessary it was like exposition the fuck and movie would I would have liked to see is allowing the audience to let the actor express emotions physically through facial expressions through mannerisms were weaken like infer things as opposed to like I feel sway shirt do you know that I feel this way I think that the the the parts that could have replaced the voice overs were things like the psyche vows where you know he was sort of revealing in a little bit to get through the evaluation but didn't have to reveal the not much like that would have been such a much more interesting way of like revealing little bits of the character psyche and past experiences and that sort of thing instead of having resource for the whole Dan movie sick of the voice over about at first I was like Oh interesting story like mechanism that they're using here at the beginning of the movie we even watch the movie podcast GonNa just listen to this whole damn movie it could have been a space opera something like an audio like just that ruin like complete it Lee ruined the movie for me I I I was engaged with it to some degree but like we've talked about before you know it's it's it can be hard when you're asked to care about the interior lives of like white dude's over and over and over again and this movie was that right so and we've talked about in terms of the movies that resonate with us on on on this podcast a little bit in terms of like caring about or not caring about the with our movie was good or not and how we resonated with it and so to me it was just like the things that they were struggling with were these human issues right of like loneliness and loss and grief and trauma and isolation and control but it felt so contrived like every explanation Shen about how they were feeling everything about like where why they were doing what they were doing like it didn't feel original it didn't feel fresh it didn't feel like an interesting new take unlike these five stories that we tell over and over again it just I ultimately I didn't really care about the like the the interior already of these characters and part of it was because they gave us to fuck much there wasn't anything to invest into to some degree I'm like I definitely feel a bit when that this is unfortunately an example of like almost always win films want to want to work on kind of mythic level of like exploring universal issues the surrogate for all of us is a white man right in this film definitely like unfortunately is is just another in that incredibly long line of films and part of a kind of side effect of that is because this is a film about a man who is detached and disconnected you have live tyler as the stand in for like you know as the woman with whom he's had a relationship but she she is she's a ghost in the movie like she has such little screen time gets a little developed he's so insulated and so it's like I it's like I conflict because I feel like in terms of this film like it if we just taking this don't individually in this film existed in vacuum or this film existed ecosystem with all kinds of other films that center women and people of Color and.
"astra" Discussed on Wells Adams and Brandi Cyrus's show
"Why do you towel over your neck. This went on a run. Oh you know I got I got burned. The cows from the sweat normally like a ring that goes like you know kind of around your neck but forever reason today my run all the sweat went down my right titi so I don't know what that means either. I don't know if that's if that's not a good thing you know I couldn't tell you. I can't say I have the same problem you you sweat evenly. Yeah I sweat a lot. My head sweats a lot. I'm a head sweater one of those old ahead sweaters. You should get all head sweater. You should be my hair's soaking. Wet took a shower after I go for a run. Why don't you wear a headband Hazar. Really Dorky Dorky no brawl. They're like nineteen seventy seventy chic. Can you hear the background noise. I tell everybody to be quiet people at my house. I can hear them but it's whatever sorry guys. I can hear you a little bit still at home but I people over that over my friend. Kirsten is staying with me for the weekend her mom's in town and they just want to stay here because it's so fun and then my cat came mm over everyone's wanting to see. Did you see that I got a new doggy. Yes so we sayonara wondering whose dog is it well now. She's Mine Yep. What's one more. Is it really Majlis that years take now of L. S. One's mine what's his name. Her name is as Stra as straw like ad Astra exactly w seen that movie. I haven't but I wanna see it looks dope. Wow what if it's pitt on me up his bag and changed the name of the dog. Why did you name your dog Astra is. It's kind of a long story but so I we got this dog in Denver but when I left Knbr I wasn't for sure that I was going to really get her. I was like going to think about it and then I couldn't something about her and I was like you know what I gotTa have her so we're in Denver. We were trying to think of what I would name her if I get her. I just kept thinking. I want to give her a name. That's like I don't know like at the has to do with space like it's like a lot not luna- because everything's Luda but like something like that that means moon or something surcharge googling like what's another word for planet. What's another name for Star like discern started the club with a cool name and Astra kept coming up that means star and I guarantee you. It's because that movies out and I actually didn't know about that movie. Until after I picked the name name and then I ran into some random person coffee shop was like what's your dog's name and I was like Astra and they were like like the movie I was like. Are you talking about and he was like Brad Pitt movie. That's out right now. It's called Ad Astra and I was like oh I guess so but I bet that's why it kept popping up on Google so much because it's a movie right now yeah so it. Why did you WANNA go with like astrological I. I don't know I'm obsessed with space right now. Kind of I feel you on that Sarad. I almost went to go see ad Astra tonight but were do something different but it's better than going to the movies my my studios in in our theater right yeah and we never use it. I know like literally the last time we used it was when you came over and we watch game of thrones. That's crazy. If I have theater in my house I would be in at twenty four seven. I know so tonight. We're going to outgrow like let's go. Let's see move the Astra and then that movie we talked about it a while ago on the podcast midsummer mid some are or something one of my good buddies was like you gotta how to watch this movie. It's crazy and I wanted to watch ause. They won't we 'cause I saw saw. It's now on I tunes and we watch that and you know hang how in the theater room so. I think that's are going to be like a night out in wow you guys are wild crazy night for you. Guys turn Sunday night at the highland Adams. You know what you're you're right all right. I'm GonNa say say that that raise your right yeah. I'm not doing anything any better. I'm just like making food. I'm not even the one making it okay so you got a dog. You've been saying even like wanting to hold off for a while because your because your last dog passed away relatively recently. She did almost two years ago. It'll be two years really. Isn't that nuts how fast it went by. Whoa oh man so you feel like you're finally ready for this. Yeah and it's I was really you know I love German shepherds so much thought I've had my whole life and grew up with them and everything and so there was just such a great dog so smart and just so well behaved that I always thought like. Oh when I get another one. I definitely want a German shepherd because they're so great but every time I would come close to wanting to get one. I just couldn't help but think like because they all look so similar that I would. Just make me a little bit sad to look at it. You know what I mean and I've always really loved huskies like I've always always said my whole life like Oh and I was yelling Husky and then long story short I was in Denver staying with a friend and her roommate had just gotten this Husky puppy and I was. I was like Oh my freaking thinking. Gosh that's so cute or get it and it was like. Oh this girl I work with her. Her her dog accidentally got pregnant and has eight puppies and she's like drowning and puppies over there and like needs to find find homes for them and I was like oh my gosh so cute and I was like let's just see what the other ones look like and then I saw Astra and she's just so freaking cute and I don't know just kind of an impulse decision so when you went over there how many puppies were there. She had eight puppies total and by the time I went to go see Astra. She only had two left. Okay so how come you didn't choose the other one so the other another one had blue eyes and they photograph really cute with Blue Eyes but I don't know I just have always liked dogs. The Brown is just thinking about it. I really like also I've been told that when you're going to look better puppy that you should flip the puppy over on its back and see if it a lay on its back and that's always a good sign that they won't be super dominant and hard to train and stubborn and everything thing and she like immediately flipped over and the blue eyed wouldn't do that really never heard that before nine ow interesting well obviously Ashley. Dogs are my favorite thing and I need to meet this dog immediately so lose your mind She's so cute but like you travel. How's this GONNA work. I'm actually not traveling much for the next few months aside from my my little South Africa's stint really home for the rest of the year and then during that South Africa stand. I think I'm GONNA take like training place because I really want to get her like properly trained because what I'd like to do is I'd like for her to be the emotional support animal and I'd like to be able to take her on the road with me because I travel alone and it's Kinda lonely. First of all all dogs are emotional support animals. I don't know it's true you know like I don't know why we'd started their emotional support dog. It's that you wanna fly with them. I don't know well. It gets pretty lonely out there. When you're by yourself all the time I need emotional support but here's the thing so far away and I'm just in hotel or the hotel room all alone and just get sad but here's the thing huskies get big Bro. I don't think she's going to her. MOM only weighs forty five pounds. It's a really tiny to meet her because like I never understood that when you get up with Carly's too big at to get his own Carl's a giant can't no you can't get Karl but it's one of the things like the bigger dogs are typically. I'M GONNA get hated dog for this but they're the more usually the more intelligent eligible dogs that can be trained well enough to behave on flights. You know what I mean like. German shepherds and golden retrievers like those are the kinds of animals you see a service dogs ed there is bigger breeds but they're more usually worn well behaved than smaller dogs. EBONI opinion. It's more dogs can put him in a little carrying case. You know the little lunch. Pail for dogs certainly nothing but a frigging yorkie fits in that no comfortably anyway well. That's awesome. You got a new dog. I'm coming to Nashville in two weeks so maybe I can see it. What I'm coming for a wedding Great Economy Nostra. We'll come over hang out. Do you want us to the show yeah near you. me go. Broza knows you're listening to your favorite thing podcast with wells and Brenda two bills. This won't happen to instinct this one. There's this one or where you can hear the second one that sounds Janke. I agree that's better yeah. Well Shit Man. Getting a dog is a big life. That's this thing man. Everyone's been texting me. The past couple of days and I'm not really responding because I'm twenty four seven. I have eyeballs on this dog yeah. Is it already shit. pissed all over your stuff. She actually has been really really really really good. She's only had an accident twice once yesterday one today and it's both times when she wakes up from a nap and I don't grabber fast enough like right after she wakes up from a nap. She needs to go potty body. Is this dog going to be allowed to sleep on the bed once she's potty trained. Yes Oh Alabama couch. Yeah let dogs on the couch all right. I have I have like. One Room blocked off. It's like the Nice Dog Free Room and it has a Nice White Sofa and it and they're not even allowed in in that room but this other room has a dog friendly couch so they're allowed on it. You keep saying they are there multiple dogs. I have three dogs. Oh the I remember little dog. How does assume those dogs were at Molly's House Not in my house. I have all the time. Oh that's why I'm like. What's one more have already out three like gas but that's a lot of dogs man and they're all good? Though why don't they stay Marley's house because she's got seven and you know she has a house here in Nashville and and it's her house national has like so much land. It's a dog's paradise and instead of lying dogs back and forth when she comes and goes she was like I kinda just WanNa keep some of from there and some of them here and that way I'm not constantly traveling with dogs and then when I'm there I'm not alone so she kinda split them up and there's three and three and I moved out to like really close to her house and so I just want she's not here. I just take him got it okay well. This is just a lot of it's just a lot of information you just no colitis say by the way Sarah and I were just talking about your sister's. Body is insane. You're telling me I had to work out out with their all week last week. Does she just work like crazy to see like a bird like what's happening. She eats well but she eats a lot but it's more just she just is a workout. She's just crazy what we're going out right now like she loves working out. I think she works out at least twice a day every day and like walks a couple of times a day like she's just staying active and it's like a just like a her hobby right now. It's nuts well. You got any faith things Bra. Let me tell you basically first of all my instagram account. It has basically become a dog account at this point. It's just insane so now to have all these dogs little dog and I quote unquote medium dog love to disappear when I'm not paying attention when we're at the barn when am paying attention they like don't leave my side and then they just I feel like they watch for when I turn around for at least thirty seconds and then they just gone but they always come back but I'm always like where the heck have. You guys been like what if you're close to the road and getting in the right freaks me out wow so I found callers with GPS trackers in them. Do know about this. Yeah I've seen him. He's everything I can see exactly the third for go where they've been how far they autonomy steps they took. It's amazing. Where are they going. They just wonder in the woods. I mean little dogs. A Beagle beagles goes hunting dogs like she's probably hunting squirrel or something so hold on..
"astra" Discussed on The Filmcast
"Take on things and then you're like physics who cares so there's there's there's some of both of that and I'm down for that. I don't hold that against the movie so much because I was having I was interested enough and allow it some pulpy nece here and there what I didn't come away completely satisfied with is the central tale of our main character endings are hard this this movie. I don't think you know straight hits the landing it. It just felt like it petered out toward the end. It didn't add up to enough to make me think it was a home run but I definitely enjoy the movie I saw it in. I thought it was it was beautifully shot Brad. The PIT is really interesting. He he does very very little and that's hard to do as an actor and it it's it's very watchable very interesting. There are side characters is that are interesting. I just wish the movie stuck the landing a little bit better and made it all add up to more than sort of these pat sort of relationship answers answers all right. It sounds like you liked it but you are still mixed on it. Yeah that's correct yeah yeah well. I I respect that you really enjoyed this movie along with by the way as I was watching this movie. I knew this is GonNa be way too much for Dave. Dave is off board immediately but go. I think like my my reaction does movie can be best summed up in one scene of the film where very early on Brad Pitt is about to go to space. He's GonNa fly commercial to the moon and there is a he needs to like go through this whole process commercial and he's watching kind of this Virgin Atlantic tutorial video like everyone needs to watch this video before they go go to the moon and this tutorials like walking them through. Everything and I'm like Oh my God. This is so interesting. I want to see what royal videos like in the near future like what would it tutorial video safe. You're going to go to the moon. What would the the emergency procedures all the stuff right and literally the two seconds after the Toco video begins? It is completely drowned out by this extremely ponderous voiceover. That Brad has for the entire movie. This voiceover is God awful. I mean this is like blade. Runner theatrical cut bed. It is something like I'm shocked that I would be shocked if this was the original vision for the film because it feels like hey we need to make them feel like the blazing man like it feels like we need to make things more obvious for the audience is what because the voice over ads in my opinion very very little to the film and it's just all about hitting you over the head with the most obvious statements about what is what characters thinking what's actually going on and that's it's really like a summary of the entire film. It's it's very obvious like the the symbolism is extremely you know hitting you over the head with it. There is no such thing as subtext in this movie characters such as well. I get to spoilers but like like okay but suffice to say I think that the the world building elements like you said are amazing. The moon sequences amazing opening to it's amazing all the set pieces are awesome and it's showing me stuff I have never seen before and the problem is I wish the movie. The rest of the movie was as good and I it. The rest of the movie is in fact extremely ponderous extremely kind of just really really obvious in its symbolism but I don't know the like I overall I really dislike this movie and found it to be very difficult sift through but there are some really great aspects to it so I I did not like it would not recommend it to anyone but there is enough good stuff there that I'm like I wish it was a better film overall so anyway. Why don't we why don't we get to spoilers for ad Astra starting right now now now? You're looking for the secret tennis coming law but you won't find it because of course they're not going to see this come. You're not really looking possibly over how it works. You don't don't really work it out dying. Tell you want to be so I I think probably the moment when I checked out of this movie was when Brad Pitt's character kills three people without any seeming consequences his legal or emotional and I understood why they did like from a perspective I understand they need him to get to the space station by himself but then for him to like be responsible for the deaths of three people and then it really makes him it takes him to the other side side of being a sympathetic character for me. What did you think you're talking about? The moment where he sneaks onto the when he's on Mars and he sneaks onto the rocket and then they attack him a ridiculously implausible fashion to begin with but then he kills them and then like does they tried to kill him mm-hmm are they. I I think you can definitely read that scene as cell because he's he's announcing. It was like Hey I'm here. I know I'm still way not Mike Not Trying to hurt you and then they met him with guns. Well those are like I don't think those were like fire. They were going to subdue him. As my understanding no they literally literally shoot at him yeah all right got him and it hits the inside of the ship that sequence ghost oh so fair enough. I guess he was just self defending but anyway yeah I guess didn't bother Dave was so checked out. He missed the guns because it was sort of like the walkie talkies need t- they just became walking. I saw that they had these like black. Weapons like like could electrocute people that I understood. I think it seems like Star Trek weapons where like there was. Maybe a Muslim uses. There's guys you ever watch that movie. Titan a that like animated film like this is the secret to that movie where I think they like Jeremy through the depths of space and survive outside like in the deficit by holding their breath that was almost as realistic as what happened at the end of this movie when Brad Pitt takes a metal panel and just propels himself off through space like blocking things left and right in order to get back to his ship. I mean Jeff you were talking about. How some sequences are pretty unrealistic? I forget that one yes very much pretty pretty rough but but in terms of baking the subtext text late I think the one thing that like the thing that really bothered me was when Brad Pitt arrives at the spaceship Tommy Lee Jones air and he's like Hey Dan. I'm here to bring you home and he's like Oh. I don't need to go home by by the way I I like nothing like you and your mom and your entire family completely unimportant to be. He's just basically saying it out loud and it's just like dude. This is like this dialogue is terrible like you you don't nobody talks like this. Nobody says their feelings in just like a plane clunky Qiwei like this and that in many ways represented the movie the voice the pondered his voice over like yeah so I do I do agree with you that that that final when they reunite their everything from that point on I was like I was very disappointed by and it felt felt like I felt like I went to this heart of darkness. We finally get to Marlon Brando and the thing and then everything the Marlon Brando says makes no sense. You know everything that Tommy mainly Jones says in this case it doesn't make any sense it's like so he says I don't want you. I don't need you and then suits up with them and then goes I'd rather just die out here. Floating in space will one. Why did you suit up in the first place? Why don't you stay on the ship is his son would be the one to stop the thing like he wants to keep this going? Yeah right but it's some did stop. The thing also also Tommy Lee Jones says you have to let let me go to let me go son you know and it's like okay. I see it because he's also letting him go metaphorically as well anyway the the the coolest part of that whole idea is there's nobody else in the in the universe right you gotten proof I mean let's set aside for a moment that you can't prove the absence of something you can't ever prove the absence of something but you know the idea being in this movie is trying to tell us that you know definitively because we got to this point in the got to Neptune we can say there's no other intelligent life in the universe. That's a pretty profound thing and the movie just Kinda doesn't really make more concerned with this weird relationship between father and son which doesn't pay off in any satisfying way I it's muddled and it it doesn't have a clear statement. It's I understand the movies trying to be giant metaphor for you know a a parent going out to get milk and never coming home you know but it just feels so clunky and unsatisfying because that relationship we didn't we are invested in any way and we finally see them together. It plays out in a in a very strange way that doesn't resonate where it could have been this really cool sci-fi idea that could have had more weight to it. I think it just felt like it was all kind of jumbled mishandled at the end and you feel like yeah so what you guys are saying. I think the father son relationship is very it certainly blunt. You know there's not much subtlety there but if we you peel past that layer in terms of like what is happening this movie I don't think the movie forgets the fact that basically Tommy Lee Jones went out in search of intelligent eligible life and didn't find it to me. That's what drove him insane like that that is like that is him devoting his life to this mission and you know killing his crew and potentially tally putting the earth on like you know the potentially destroying the earth just to you per succeed in the skull even though he's failed and he's trying to come to terms with that failure that that to me. That's how I'm reading that part and I will say a lot of this movie both his quest and Brad Pitt's quest almost seems like they're you know they're they're searching for not just aliens not just you know other life but searching for like yeah some proof of why they're here could be aliens could be God it could be some sort of like you know something more. They're searching for something more in this universe. I that fact drove Tommy. Lee Jones insane because he couldn't find it's not there so feels like humanity coming to terms with an uncaring unloving God in a way or just accepting that fact and this mirrored in the sort of like relationship between these two where Brad Pitt comes to find his father like well. He don't care. He don't care that you're here. Are you spent thirty years of your life. trying to get to him it certainly blunt but I think there's something resident there in terms of like that relationship and the deeper narrative in in terms of what humans are doing in what we're seeking and kind of like the the links. We'd go to achieve that I think you you there's really well put Devendra and actually i. I like a lot of the ideas the movie you know like the idea that first of all as you referred to religion is actually part of the movie I mean you see at one point. The some of the characters pray at multiple points the characters like pray to God and I think many people have noted that given that this theoretically takes place during a time when we are much more technologically advanced but people still kind of holding onto their religious beliefs and and this idea that we are not alone and that's the ultimate revelation right is at hey what if we were alone like what what if we were all we had a that's a terrifying thought to confront but be how differently would we face tomorrow knowing that that's.
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The ship disappeared approximately sixteen in years into the mission and the commander was he was my father's come as quite a shock to give it probably lose experimenting with highly classified material that could threaten our entire solar system all life would be destroyed. We're counting on. Did you find out what's happening. Worry about you. You begin begin your psychological evaluation as best you can please describe a crook mental and emotional state. I feeling good ready to do my job to the best my that was from the trailer for Ad Astra the newest film by Director James Gray. I'm going to be the plots of me from astronaut. Roy McBride undertakes emission Asian across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed exposition that now thirty years later threatens the universe so yeah. We're really looking forward to diving into this movie with you guys Devendra. Let's start with you. What did you think of Ad Astra sure I didn't? I didn't fully think of this but I'm going to do it. This week. I saw a movie about astronauts into space to stop a potential disaster aster on earth they trek into the unknown own need to find something era frying I don't know revealed by the horrors of space but enough about China. Oh I thought you were going to go with live. Tyler waits behind as they go into space but enough about Armageddon and I got you say Donald Sutherland's suits up and goes into space but enough about space cowboys so this this complying apply a lot of movies. I will say nothing about Armageddon confronts the horrors of space and the are the Internet I beg to differ. There is a senior the Steve we shammy goes nuts in suffers from space madness but anyway yes yes. Yes sure okay. Check me. I feel like this movie very much reminds me of sunshine shine and certainly the things I like most about it. I Love James Gray and the way he makes these films his last movie lost city of Z Z. was like a meandering adventure story which I really loved for like how it delved into certain ideas of like obsession and the things that drive us towards these maddening joining quests and I feel like this is very similar. It also feels a lot like two thousand one and a lot of other you know grant space films that can also upbeat surprisingly pulpy at times the there's a shootout on the mood a shootout chase on the moon in this movie and it looks like it looks like anything ever seen before. It's like something out of Mad Max fury road on the mood I loved this movie. I think it's just so many things very well. I will say the idea of Brad Pitt playing a guy not in touch with his emotions going off into space to reconnect with his distant father. That sounds like a a lot of movies. I think he really makes it work. I think Tommy Lee Jones works well in this movie. I think there's just a lot going on here. This movie presents a surprisingly realistic and cynical view of how humanity would treat space travel like if we could privatize it and get like a real moon base going. There's just so much to read into in this film. I'd say my only problem is like maybe the the last kind of drags on a little but I love so much that that didn't really bug me all right so devendra a big fan of Ad Astra Jeff Cannata your thoughts well. They've I guess you could say my thoughts about Ad Astra. Our best summed up in the form of Olympic so curious what this limit is going to be like a man surviving in space. It doesn't hurt that he has Brad Pitt's face this but Clooney Damon have both done the same and this definitely comes in third place wow save same in Asia and I was saying and the same the same and and you're saying in in your name and same end you know okay so you think this movie is not as good as gravity or the Martian. It sounds like correct yeah but that doesn't mean I didn't find joy in it. I I love a good sci fi film. It's interesting you bring up sunshine. I didn't make that connection. The connection that I made was this movie is basically heart of darkness or apocalypse now any any any of those long journeys yes yeah and I mean almost beat for beat. It feels like heart of darkness. It's like somebody who went. Hey we can make heart of darkness in Space Space and I thought the journey is so interesting. This movie does world building in a very very cool way way but unfortunately the actual place that we go plot wise isn't as interesting as the world building you mean you you mentioned the moon shootout like the idea of moon pirates backwards. I WanNa movie all about that and it's like just a short little sequence of of kind of like a tapestry of world building in this movie. It's it's barely even mentioned and there's like three or flip things like that. There's a derelict spacecraft race craft. Were something really cool happens in it. What's like Oh? It's just a little side story on our way to the mainstream romatically discounting counting what those things mean and certainly their placement in the movie but we can get some of those spoilers like I think they're they're certainly these side stories but that particular thing that the happens says a lot about humanity in the cost of us going into Space Moon Pirate's moon pirates certainly student as you know the finger of capitalism touches on the moon and other you know other nations are going up there. People are just going up there. As soon as there's like resources to claim you bet your ask we're going to have moon pirates and yet we have not seen that in any move before I appreciated that Yeah Oh man and that you're right that sequence that action sequence such as is it is is so cool and different and unique and when this movie hits those moments and there are several of them a derelict spacecraft is another other one. There are a few others. There's one right at the beginning of the movie that are there just incredible and well cupid and just a vision of something thing and idea of something that I've never seen before which is increasingly difficult to do John Ritter film in a sci Fi film and this movie has several of them and the the the tiny flourishes tiny ideas about what the day after tomorrow is GonNa be like I mean this is not a far future movie. This is it's just a you know a few years in the in the future in the sense and the idea of where technology or where these things can can land it felt very plausible audible in a lot of sense and fun. It was fun to see like Oh yeah that really makes that I could see that happening and just how things unsaid said in the movie. you know didn't point them out. They're just sort of layers. As tapestry of this world is world building that the movie does it's very well done and I enjoyed that very very much but it was an image when I get to the moon by the way of just like an applebees on the moon yes and the story you spin tiers of course on the Moon Applebee's everywhere everywhere humanity touches we bring it damn applebee's right and that is so much coach is so simple and there's so much like that where it's just this little thing in the corner of a frame where you're like oh that it really grounds the whole movie in this sense of realism and and then you're right it does get very pulpy and things like hey you were creating this very realistic..
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"There were a few steelers fans in the audience but it was a lot of forty nine fans so we were cheering shearing that kept the lights up in the movie in the theater so that we could see each other more like watching a big TV screen but we're all facing the correct direction. Ah Ha halftime during commercial breaks people would get up and go there's free refills at AMC theaters for Popcorn and soda so like I was great great man I I made friends. We were like cheering when things would happen. The niners won that game. It was a very sloppy game but it was a really entertaining game and I like anytime I can come back accu. I'm going to try to do it because I'm spending way more than ten dollars at a sports bar. I ended up spending less than twenty and I had like popcorn all day long. I'm a slurpee all day long. I got Mozzarella sticks and other fun stuff that they have at the concession stand it was great. It was really cool and I'm hoping more theaters do this. I v. like yeah they tie up a couple of screens they had this wasn't the only game they were showing there was like three or four different screens that they devoted to this with different games and it was literally just a direct. TV projected onto the screen so they're still commercials and stuff but it was awesome and I really want to do it more. I would love to go back and have that experience. I think it's superior to going to a sports bar right surprised it's taken so long for theaters during this by the way like this this was a pretty recent development for for EMC. Hopefully more people take it over because it means like they could actually bring in of smaller movies eventually like this could pay for them to bring in movies at don't put as many butts of disease I think also I wonder if they could also just like show a Netflix movie or something you know and do it in the same way where you're not actually paying for the seat. You're paying to get some concessions shins or you're doing right for them. It's it seems like you know movie. Theaters make their money on concessions anyway so that's all they want is just to get in and and by some food yeah so visha premieres or something that could be cool be cool well that is jeff experience watching. NFL in a theater Jeff anything else people watching yeah. I also watch the between two ferns movie that just premiered on Net flicks. Zach Galifianakis is old web edba show about him sort of awkwardly and offensively interviewing famous people. I can't remember the year that started but it it seems like for a decade ago yeah and there's like the funnier dialects staple show put funnier on the map and a lot of ways so it seems like an odd time to make a movie about it for the Perfect Time Jeff I I love. I love the old between two ferns. I think that very dry Sardonic sardonic humor I it it. It really works for me. Most of the time when it's done well and Galifianakis is so good at it the questions I mean it's mostly just celebrities sitting there stonefaced awkwardly not answering and him asking ridiculous questions and it's a funny idea like your tune in because you wanna see the the famous person I think they say almost nothing and it's him just being an idiot and I don't know I I always found it very very funny and the awkwardness of it I think is is is really fun to watch yeah yeah them pretending to hate him and just be super uncomfortable with all his questions. Even though you know it's all put on it very fun so the movie like a lot of movies before it it starts with their and then sort of expands the universe creates this story about the people who make that show Oh not just Galifianakis but his surrounding cast of these public access employees and their need to sort of their dreams of making the show into something bigger sure and will ferrell is in it playing you know Will Ferrell from funnier die but a heightened and ridiculous version of him and then it's just got wall to wall famous Miss People that are in the movie for you know less than a minute just being the next guest being asked a ridiculous question and he kind of goes across the country doing during the show bringing his firms with them and you know it's less than ninety minutes total. It's it's very slight and very easy to watch and I laughed many many times watching it. It's very specific kind of humor but one that works for me so I was glad to see this thing have a resurgence. There was a big research is a a few years ago because Obama was on the the you know. It's kind of a big deal but now it's you know it's it's even bigger so. I'm going to say something about this movie. which is I watched it and I didn't like it that much and here's the thing I've been watching between two ferns like the the web segments segments this week kind of just remind myself and like I still find those hilarious and I think what between different movie well first of all like the fact that it is is kind of this movie visit this Meta movie raping made it? What what is great about between two ferns is two things about the web series that I think the movie fails to capture one of them is that there's this kind of illusion that this could actually be Zach Galifianakis being an asshole to these people like that the the the reality of the web series it might actually be real? It's in question whether or not like how much the actors in on it and even if they are in on it like he has to tow align being being offensive and then like really pissing being them all he's saying horribly offensive things to them right and so like and you want to believe when you're watching web series that like hey he might actually be saying those things they might accent piss and the fact that the movie you know that it's a movie right like that that shatters that illusion but but the bigger issue issue for me is that the great thing about the web series is how painfully awkward and uncomfortable it was and they would just link let these silences winces Linga for many seconds and the movie basically removes a lot of it it makes those interviews more polished and there is like you know I remember sitting for many many seconds of like Awkward Interview Silences between difference and because it's a movie I I feel like they didn't think that they could do like these extremely painfully awkward silences into periods and so I think those two things about the here's our lost and to me. They're you know key elements that don't make like don't survive the translation for me. It's it's worth watching this thing just for the outtakes when when the when the wall breaks when the fourth wall breaks completely and you see the celebrities laugh and you see Galvin acas like struggling to hold it together together I think that's fun. It's like it's like on a SNL this week where the one of the dressers like came on camera but I kinda agree with you. Dave I do feel it's not as it doesn't capture the magic the show they tried to Wayne's world it up a little and it's nowhere near as good as that yeah. I think those are fair points that you may dave. I still had enough fun with it that I could recommend it. I still think it's I laughed enough times. I guess I had low expectations and yet those those elements are NERF turfed a bit but not to the point where the the the bit is unfunny or not worthwhile in my opinion all right well. Those are a couple of conflicting inflicting opinions about between to the movie it's on Netflix right now and uh I will check out the outtakes. I didn't didn't make the best part is far. Are you at rush two hours of that. It's it's also of note that it's directed written and directed or co written and directed by Scott Akron. Yeah yeah very talented got all right so let's move on before we get to our review of Ad Astra. Although I want to thank some of the people who have donated to the podcasts in the last few weeks several donor messages I gotta read out first of all Chen Xu donated and then a guy named Michael Michael donated he writes Hi David. Thanks for the continual work which by the way is how I like to describe my work continual when or the incessant on was badly thanks for the Non Stop the oppressively continuous work. 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"To the slash film. I'm David Chen and with me our vendor hardware and Jeff Cannata and the whole gang is back together again. Hey everyone while yeah it's been weeks. Since we've all been together. Jeff Spin out from surgery. I was in Iceland last week on vacation but now we are back today with a regular episode where we're going to be doing tonight is discussing some what we watching and then moving on into an in-depth review who of Brad Pitt's new movie ad Astra you can find more episodes of this podcast aside from guests dot com email us slash film cast at G MAIL DOT com. I felt before we get to watching. We take a moment to kind of discuss. What's been going on Jeff? What is the state of your is? At this point the state of my I it is doing a lot better. Thank you for asking it has been long long road and it is still we're not the end of the road. I still mostly can't see out of it but I'm also mostly pain-free which is pretty awesome awesome and able to return to my life and daily activities. I'm back working and taking care of the kids and helping out around the house. I'm basically able to do do most of what I have done. save for exercising and lifting heavy things I'm still not allowed to do that and I also can't sleep on my back which has been actually the worst part not being able to having to sleep in one very specific position so I'm hoping there's not too much more of that. I have a doctor's actors appointment on Thursday so hopefully I'll get good news there but I still have a bubble that I can see in my right eye. All the time. The the bubble is shrinking as it's supposed to. It's a it's a gas that was injected into my eye then it's now dissipating so it gets getting smaller and smaller and as its shrinking I'm able to see over and around it which is nice but I still can't quite see everything is so it's still a little challenging to play video games and watch things that are really long long but but you know it's getting there so I'm doing well glad to hear and that is such a massive improvement from when you started this journey where you know oh you the worst case like catastrophic scenario yeah when you originally started but now it's like hey it's almost like everything's back to normal so well. In the in the first scenario I would still be in this weird tortured would still be in surgery right now. Actually six six weeks surgery yeah yeah so things minority report you remember the end of minority report. Tom Cruise is just like chasing after the thing that's that's what Jeff would be doing right now for surgery that movie was very prescient all right well glad to hear Jeff and I'm looking before diving into what a what a movie dive into today to talk with you guys Astra I mean splendor. It's GONNA be Great. Well it's also about it's more like Dad Astra amarillo warlike bad Astra okay anyway so so I thought I could share that. I have a chance to go to Iceland which was awesome. had a chance your your instagram feed I was I was glued to it the whole time breath between like bread made inside the Earth and incredible rock formations and strange places that you visited it just seemed like you you left the earth and went to a magical fantasy land I agree it was it was like otherworldly in many ways. I won't bore you with all the details of the vacation. I'll just say a just talk about like three quick things. One of them is as you mentioned like bread in the Earth so on the plane ride there was talking with my wife about what we might see and there's like a magazine on the plane and its they're one of the listings was a geothermal thermal bakery and that sounds amazing and like when you imagine the war geothermal bakery rate your your think yourself. Oh it must be like you. It's like regular bakery instead of using like a like a electric oven or something like maybe the walls like a stone and they're like put downs thing. I'm back there yeah. They're like put it into the earth or something like that. You know like that's what it is right and th- that sounds extremely quaint and charming and also magical so we get to the the the thing so we get to the quote unquote geothermal bakery by the way before you get that far. I like the idea of you guys having no plan on the plane that is the work for a vacation is so much like I I like planning on the way it's it's great. That sounds incredible. You just sitting there like Iceland slant. what what should we do. Honey works in their house. Let's see a cigarette rose concert so we get to the quote unquote geothermal bakery and I want you to imagine the vibe of it. It's it's first of all. The geothermal Baker is not just a bakery. It's a it's a it's a it's basically shares a location with a SPA right so it's like a spot where there's like geothermal springs and people can like swim or bathe in these like extremely warm springs that are heated from the earth's core and we get there and the vibe of the quote unquote bakery is very much like imagine a middle school cafeteria right like that's the vibe you WanNa imagine so we get there. Were like where's the where's the magical bakery promised and so we actually literally didn't know if we you're in the right place so we we go up to them. We ask them. Hey what's the deal like. Is the bakery here like what is this bakery that we were told and they said Oh yeah this. Tour is every day at like two thirty and four thirty or whatever and that was like forty minutes away and I was really looking not promising right because we're like. Should we even stay forty minutes. It's like see what this is so we stayed forty minutes and then we paid like ten dollars I think they're going to the store and the bakery is literally. The guy walks walks out into like the middle of a field and he he has a shovel and he digs the ground opened like this he's piles of Bert that have Ross on them to indicate that like you've you've buried something there and he just Iraq the rocket says bakery on it yeah well. I'm going to get to that so then. He digs you. You know this whole in the ground and inside the whole is a part that is Saran wrapped a nice and that is the bakery it's it's digging and burying pots with that are Saran wrap and like the idea here is that the the actual ground yes soil oil is so hot because it is near this what geothermal vent something It's actually not the ground. There's actually like a liquid like if you dig liquid under the ground and the Wa the liquid is extremely hot and so yeah and but that that being he said like then he opens up the bread it's delicious and it's like you get. We got to eat bread that had been cooked by the the earth which is kind of great so even though it wasn't what we expected was still kind of cool so that's one thing I had a chance to see a very cool another thing I wanted to mention I think think of butchering the pronunciation. That's the thing is like the the pronunciations of things are there's a lot of constants in the words the Icelandic words words and so it's hard to even pronounce for me but the place we went to rain is far R. E. Y. N. J. A. R. A it is a black sand beach and it was a filming location for game of thrones. It is basically where they filmed east watched by the in I wanNA say season six or seven and yeah they actually have a lot of conversations on on the seashore. I think I don't know about a lot of conversations like there's a lot of talk in there. It just sold seashells sure anyway Rainey's for it's one one of those beautiful things I've ever seen and we had to drive like three hours away from Reykjavik to get there but it was completely worth it and so would recommend that as like one of the most beautiful nothing's ever and if you want to see like the photos of just ferring to do check out my instagram at Chen Scheme Save ten S K Y on Instagram but gentlemen. I also had a chance to you. Check out. Perhaps the highlight of the trip was my visit to the Icelandic fellow logical museum one might say for the trip the reason for the trip right Iceland was on your radar so for those I seem that I talk about the documentary area on this podcast a few years ago constantly a refrain. I can't get out of my brain yeah so a few years ago on the podcast. I talked about watching this documentary called the final member which is about the The guy who runs this Icelandic the logical article museum or basically the Penis Museum. I think it's the only pianist museum the world and he collects penis specimens from all different animals levels. I think animals native to Iceland. Are you able to take pictures when you're inside this jealous or is this your wondering if they allowed Dick Pics nicely done so so yeah in the final members the documentary basically chronicling this guy's mission to you get the only specimen he was unable to obtain which is a human penis specimen like that's what that whole movies about although although he does have a lightweight correct that's correct and I gotta say the museum is Super Interesting. I mean you go in there. It's been really the the big disappointment for me is that it has been relocated from where it was in the movie the final number comic films that you don't get to relive that it's it's now in downtown Reykjavik in kind of like a looks like a office building rather like it was it looked like a very kind of quaint almost like house in the original final member film but in now it's kind of like an office like structure in downtown Reykjavik and you really get to witness the kind of beauty of nature in this museum. There's whereas like sperm well penises that are as as literally as tall as a human being right. is a sperm will jack accurate is like nine leaders you know so you really appreciate how beautiful and horrifying copulation in nature is through this museum so say just wanted to say you know that it's really interesting and probably probably unlike any place I've ever been before and lives up to what was promised in the movie the final.
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"Him but as the movie goes on and he begins getting tied to an external conflict lead which in this case is father up you see that he starts change. He starts to become a little more anxious. He starts to get a little more irritated. He it makes it a point that it becomes really tough for him at least in his mind to deal what with everything that's going on in this mission that he has if you look at the character that's being played by Ethan Hawke. He's presented with a situation that he can't ignore. It's it's driving him crazy pretty much and that's what happens with Brad Pitt's to a lesser extent but I think thank those similarities between those two main characters. How at the beginning of the film they're both calm. They're both you know. They know what they are and they know what they do. Do they handle their situations day to day but when something changes them or something comes in conflict with them how they begin to that change change and they begin to become anxious characters they begin to you know. WanNa ask questions or they just get stressed out by what's going on around them. So that's what I found pretty fascinating with the two of them. I find it interesting that it's not so much the things that happened to them that are adding to their the stress and anxiety but it's the asking of questions. It's the not not going along with with the plan in and thinking for themselves about like you know is is this ray. What are we doing the right things and that's what really drives them. You know starts to drive them a little crazy and of course more so I reformed armed but I love that you brought to eight twenty four movies to this conversation so eh well okay so my next puzzle piece. I am going to go with a movie. That's probably a little too recent to truly truly have been an inspiration but I'm going to bring it up anyway and that is I man but I mean I think it's just such a clear. you know a clear parallel here between these two movies of to move to movies that deal with just the psychological effects of space east travel and the isolation of space travel and you know the disconnect that creates with family and with just you know a regular life on earth and I you know we did an episode on. I man when it first came out and I will say I did not really love. I man I. I guess I went into it wanting wanting a more traditional just big. You know like an Apollo third. Yeah yeah something like that and I I was like really so it's going to be this but I think that when you're dealing with something fictional like ad Astra and something that that you know take some interesting approaches to the I two that idea. I think works a lot better. I guess I'm still waiting for for the Real Neil Armstrong Armstrong movie but but I I know a lot of people disagree with me though Yeah we actually did an episode on I man and it was the three of us and two of the three did not like I man because of the way it goes. It's not a traditional going to to space in seeing how ROKA's person as or you know or you know a very triumphant score when they land on the moon you know not stuff like fat but I will say that this movie and I man do have in common like you were saying about the psychological effects of space space but also how these two characters are pretty similar in terms of how focused they are and how nothing else matters except for we need to go to space or I need to do this mission. I think there's some similarities between the two characters. You know. It's funny when you say that because I love Ryan Gosling as an actor. I love Brad pity actor but and you're absolutely right they have. They're very similar and they're driven. NECE in there you know they're kind of disconnect from other other people and yet for whatever reason I'd like Brad Pitt's character so much more like I could just watch him and root for him. I guess in in a way you know and I just I'm so much more so much more into watching watching him. Go about whatever it is. His story is is going to be that. I was watching Ryan Gosling. I just as I watched that version of this kind of a character. I'm like get it together man in Italy here you on that but yeah well. It's not it's not hard to basically look at Brad Pitt for for two hours. Yes that's actually pretty good looking guys no question there well. What do you got for your next one all right this the final one that I have and so it is interstellar I think the parallels I think are just a little too obvious not not to mention them. number one is the way space is portrayed in in both of these movies. I think both of them take a very interesting interesting and I would say cool approach to how they design their space exploration whether it's designer the ships are the the actual special effects of the movie and how they use them to design their vision of space. I think they're both interesting and very meanwhile done but more importantly I think the other main point you could pull from both movies is the parent child relationships between the main characters in interstellar yet. Matthew mcconaughey character with his daughter who eventually is played by Jessica chastain. There is that sense of abandonment went from the child towards their parent that the mission that they went on was more important than them on earth and that's exactly what Brad Pitt's character deals with Tommy Lee Jones Tommy Lee Jones was so caught up with the mission and going out that he abandoned in his family and his and his son just as Matthew mcconaughey abandoned his daughter and his also his son as well and I found that to be the strongest point between these two movies and how similar they are in that aspect. I like it. I like it and you know it's funny. I've seen people bull on twitter on film twitter which we all know film twitter's just the worst but I've seen people try to say that there is no comparison between in the two movies that they they're not alike in any way I think they absolutely are alike in quite a few ways like what you were just talking about right there. I mean using a space travel. You know adventure basically for the purpose of dealing with people's emotions rather than some kind of you've you know plot driven goal or something like that. I think there is definitely parallels between interstellar in this movie. Yeah I find it interesting. When people say there isn't some type of like relationship board? They're not similar because it's almost a little too obvious yes how similar the aspect. I completely agree completely agree well. I only have one more puzzle pieces well so ah I told you before we started recording this kind of silly so I don't really think of it as an inspiration just a observation but but I should I should preface by saying I didn't mind this scene at all in either movie but when Brad Pitt flies through space piece I was. I was reminded of Princess Leia in the last Jedi that Sean's hated so much and I was that was cool. I mean come on. I I love last. I don't care what anyone says so do. I that Oh my God I love that movie so much and don't we're both gonNA negate for them. I'm sure we will and I don't give a damn. Johnson rules all right well. I'm going to do the finished puzzle and then we'll get into any he closing thoughts that we had on this movie so we've got X. McKenna total recall goodfellas event Horizon Mad Ed Max Fury Road Lost City of Z. I reformed I man interstellar and the last Jedi so great list of movies here you know really a wide ranging list of movies but quite a few that deal with space and you know all that kind of stuff because I mean come on of course that's bound to happen but it definitely definitely goes into a lot of different other directions as well Do you have any any closing thoughts about Ad Astra Astra. I recommend anyone who enjoys space movies. Just give it a shot. I think that you will be better off off than the worse off unless you really hate space movies but I think there is.
"astra" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast
"Had the thought of you you know show not tell which is a very common expression. When you're talking about a movie in this particular case I think it would have been tough to get the thought or message across to the audience if there wasn't that narration if you're just watching Brad Pitt on screen and Dan. You're seeing him go through things. You're not really getting the full of motion how he's feeling about it and it's not like he's giving off a very emotive performance formats so I think the voiceover was handled well and it was necessary. In this case. Absolutely I completely agree well all right. I'M GONNA go onto a another one here. another puzzle piece so in this movie ad Astra we've a a ship that has been missing for years out when Ed sent set out on a mission and then disappeared and others a signal and they think that that oh it might still be out there. Let's send a rescue mission and of course spoiler alert. We don't worry about spoilers on this show but get there and find out everyone went crazy basically or or at least the the the main guy went crazy and lots of violent murders went down on the ship and I thought of event horizon which I still maintain is the scariest fucking movie ever even though it's very cheesy in retrospect the act it's still shit out of me but yeah. I mean that's basically the exact setup of event horizon and what a creepy creepy setup set up that is and of course this movie is not by any means a horror movie. It's not scary really but certainly the the you lost ship that was out there doing some scientific mission like millions of miles away isolated from from Earth than you know that that that unknown Nisa space multiplied by the the fact that you know the ship disappeared for so many years and who knows if anyone's still on it or what happened to it. I I really Kinda amps up the creep factor in this in both situations and yeah that is a perfect tie-in with everything that goes on with Tommy Tommy Lee Jones his character and his crew either get spend what like thirty years almost in the movie where his his crew went out to the Lima project and they hadn't been heard of again so brad. Pitt's character thought he's dead. My father died doing that but then all of a sudden you know you have that beacon. That's coming That's a great tie in on that one. I gotTa give you props on that one. Well thank you man thank you. What do you got for your next puzzle piece. My next one is going to be Mad Max fury road and amusing this for a very specific part part of the movie the only real true action set piece of this movie shore and it's when they're on the moon and there's moon pirates apparently they're being chased throughout and it's very reminiscent of Mad Max Fury Road I even in my review. Even I even called it. Mad Max Lunar Road Eh just because of the fact that everything feels the same you have one croup being chased down in to aid. You know where they're going but it feels it's as though they're being chased almost like macrey. That's how it felt like to me at least the way that action piece was setup designed. How shot sure absolutely you know and I I remember hearing you talk about that on your episode and that's that's hilarious. I love that Mad. Max Lunar rose as much as ad Astra is not an action movie and it's not the kind of movie that you know get sequels or spin offs or anything like that I would love to know more about the world of Space Space Pirates on the moon and you know it's so interesting would be super fascinating to me the fact that there's regions of the the moon you can't travel because they might kill yeah because it's it's not governed land. It's painful. It's not alien. It's just people who who went up there and then just kind of went off grid or whatever that is nuts and I wish they would have explored that a little more says frigging great all right so yes so let me go with another one here so normally. I try not to do you this on the show but I just felt like I had to in the lead up to two ad Astra. I decided to go back and watch James. Graves film lost city of Z. or as characters refer to it but I'm pretty sure the movie itself just say loss at easy but whatever but you know I was was. I was really interested that really the characters have a very similar a goal. I mean they're they're. It's a similar story three of character it now. It's a very different way and of course one is set in the past and WanNa say in the future but you know it. It's still well a guy who has just obsessed with this scientific quest and you know in in Las Z. It's finding this law city in an Amazon and of course an ad Astra it's finding proof of extraterrestrial life out towards Saturn or whatever wherever the project was going and would eventually kills him eventually leads to his death and in Law City Z. You you know drags his son into it and in this drags his son into the different ways in very different stories but I just found it interesting that this movie has a very real parallel with with losses e both written and directed by James Gray Have you seen I have not it's one that's been on my list of movies to watch and I just for some reason can't get around twitter yeah. Just keep I just keeps I hadn't I hadn't either it took me forever to finally watch it and I was just like in the lead up. I was like because because honestly I this is probably a good moment to talk about that. Where are you a fan of. Any of James Graves other work to be honest miss with you. I the only one that really comes to mind is ad Astra like unless I am blanking on some other movie that that I I don't know was his. I'm currently looking at up now because I think I may have seen another one of his movies and not even realize that I did see it but I don't think I have seen any other of his movies yeah to be honest with the only ones I'd ever seen up until this point where two lovers and we own the naive and I didn't really like we own the night and two lovers. I don't really remember very well. It's just one of those movies I know I saw a long time ago but I hadn't seen any of his other movies and so that's why I like leading up to this. I was like I got to see at least one of his other movies and and hopefully like it before where I walk into this movie that like this big big giant sci-fi movie director like seemingly out of nowhere it gets to make a big giant sci-fi movie with Brad Pitt there must be a reason and Yeah Oh oh yes I ended up watching La City Z. The week before this came out and I was as I was watching. I was like Oh my God because I kinda got an idea of what the movie was going to be. We from the trailer that Astra and I was like wow this seems very similar to what I'm about to see in Ad Astra then sure enough it really followed through with the actual full movie but yes I just found that that parallel very interesting and I would recommend law. City is the for anyone who hasn't seen it so it's on my list absolutely well. What do you got for your next one the next one I have two more that you're where the next one is the movie. I reformed nine now. That was the movie starring Ethan Hawke came out last year and so that movie movie deals with a person who at the beginning of the movie is shown as a calm character a poise character as the movie goes on and certain situations thrust upon him he begins to question things he begins to doubt himself he begins to change and adapt to certain situations and that's exactly how I feel Brad. Pitt's character is in this movie when we first meet him in this movie and Brad Pitt David make a point to say his resting heart beat rate is not just to show that key is calm. He is collected. There's nothing that conveys.
"astra" Discussed on About to Review
"That's just been like just feel so slapdash and so just like well. We don't care. This feels like a movie that like no one really cared about and you feel it. It feels like something no no one cared about and to me. This is one of the one of the bottom of the barrel for the year so you're welcome for suggesting that bring to the table mountain. We'll talk about it somebody the screener for they sent to him so I was watching this and I try not onto this especially with a screener when I had the opportunity to watch it at home. I would just try and pay attention yeah with this. I was like I need to clean up the studio and you did get everything set up so I put but this on while I was doing that nothing about hearing the movie when I was not watching the screen captivated me enough to be like art. I should give this more time. I'm like I was cleaning some vacuuming. The studio and nothing me weren't already lined up to talk about this movie. I would have turned it off yeah. I WANNA turn it off. I probably like I might not have because again. I try not to do that. I sat through the Goldfinch and it was the first movie in decades kids that I wanted to walk out of. I didn't go because I heard that it was terrible and again we we. We know some folks who have a difference of opinion of that which is fine. We all have our under opinions. Yeah a lot of people can be wrong. A lot of this. One is the same thing as I'm watching it. I deposit a couple times and I was like vacuuming and I was looking at a higher matt is going to be in the studio and power and I should just finish this and it's it's it's funny because in contrast to in fabric or just talking about like talk about like a movie that like stuck the landing like killer ending and like this like. Oh my God oh my God like to just the ending of this movie. Just just just it's a punctuation mark of just how little anyone really cares it. It doesn't feel like anyone trying down feel like anyone who's driving here my official rating. I totally agree with you. This is an ugly 'cause Yikes the ending in particular felt like an SNL sketch yeah like building to that anything that was an SNL schedules. It feels exactly like like that would be anathema. It's like Oh conference prince of these people who've been trapped in a cave and had to eat their scout here now you know Jackson position of another dark comedy like with the art of self defense that was a super dark comedy so hit that angle of the darkness it was a comedy. We were laughing so hard at that. During this one was a dark comedy that was not dark enough or comedic enough and it was just an nothing moving. I did like when the guys gangrene wounds started seeing Britney spears toxic putting like that plot with no nothing goes anywhere. No one cared. I heard no one cared. No one was tracking consistency. There was there was no one onset being like oh by the way game of thrones. You left a coffee mug on the table here yeah the the woman the character in this movie who has lupus. Why does nothing well like. I mean that's a performance where it's like Oh. She doesn't care like she does not want to be in this movie house rough woodlock at least he his delivery was funny because they would junior like guest is he. He's the his delivery is fun to hear flat and Kinda like I get me out of here. Yeah one point like I'm definitely eating. You are another a different characteristics but it was like who cares so corporate animals gets do off because yeah ugly so yeah so they go so we talked about hustlers which we both gave a good to a fabric which we both gave a good too because just incredible movie. I cannot wait for more people to see this yeah. I'm not sure why got screener so early but Manhattan yeah corporate animals gets gets to uglies yeah. We're totally lockstep here now. It's good so and then Matt where can people find you online where your reviews your interviews hidden yeah so almost up on Silverscreen riot. I said because it's actually don't want to go to silver screen riot dot com. Everything's on there I got I do most of my stuff through facebook so definitely check out service can ride on facebook but I also have most of that like linked to twitter. Sr Dot Com all spelled out and then also on the inside his Silverscreen riot so yeah come and don't forget to send the the the the the the GRANDPA in the in fabric mannequin seen when you see it. You'll know what I mean please. I just want one person to to do that. That would be so funny. I would literally make my entire year. I think you were going to have to wait for it to be released on. DVD somewhere. I feel like that that like I don't know how many listener challenges you do but like this is. This is how you go viral John. You you put out Luke Grandpa in fabric challenge Hashtag on that do a super cut on youtube bunch of grandpas like water as did I dislike. I hi dislike picturing my own GRANDPA watching that okay yeah cool then Matt will be exiting the studio on. I will record my review of Ad Astra about Brad Pitt yeah after he leaves so Matt. Thank you for for being here. Thanks for taking the time to come on and talk about at least two moves that we really enjoy good movies. Yeah isometric sorry trick. I said Goldfinch was astonishingly bad but it was just it was bad and different ways. It's just ugly and different ways this one. Just this is worse than the year contender yeah yeah I mean this almost felt like a ninety s comedy where they were just like they were trying just like just like a dude. We have like seven days is to make a movie. Let's come up with something yeah off so bad so woke. Go all right well. thank you get and I will put some chimes or something we're here at Astra. Okay now that Matt has left the studio because he did not want his precious ears to be ruined with my discussion of AD Astra. He wants to go into the movie completely. Not completely blind he saw the trailer and is is excited for but does not want anything doesn't want to hear anything about plot details details or anything so yes so thanks again for. Matt for coming in the studio and yeah so my review for ad astronaut Ad Astra is the a new film by Director James Gray and he has done things like we own the night the lost city of Z and a bunch of other stuff and the Stars Stars Brad Pitt Tommy Lee Jones live Tyler Ruth Negga Donald Sutherland. those are kind of the heavy hitters. There are a few of the people that you you know play roles but those are the ones that we spend the most time with now. This film centers on Brad Brad Pitt's character her of Roy McBride and Brad Pitt is this kind of unflappable son of the legendary astronaut in the film's continuity of Timely Jones's character Clifford McBride Clifford McBride was the first astronaut to set foot on Jupiter he he was the first to go on this interstellar mission legendary astronaut so thirty years ago approximately his ship his crew and him like everybody involved went missing when they went on this mission to the outer reaches of the Solar System so now we get Brad Pitt who you know as Roy has been following in his father's footsteps and going on that same path and he is then tasked with finding out what really happened to his father to that ship to the crew because something to do with with that mission is impacting the planet right now and not just impacting space command or you know the people people in charge. This is something that is affecting the entire planet so he needs to get up to space find his dad or find the crew or find the ship hip and find out really what is going on now the movie like this you would expect there to be you know some plot twists and maybe there's the alien life and maybe there's this what fascinated me about this movie is this is much less a movie about space exploration and more an exploration of self and more exploration of the truth and what matters and also faith like there. There were a lot of I wanNA say heavy-handed cues you know to do with faith but there are a lot of mentions you know L. of faith one point when the astronauts are leaving. They're saying a prayer to Saint Christopher who is the patron saint of travelers so we see that we get these other mentions mentions of faith and these conversations about faith and I definitely did not expect that so it was interesting to see this film about the space arguably adventure but it to not really be about the exploration of space there are so many any other things going on and what was also interesting is the future technology. I forget what year ear. Oh yeah they don't they said in the near future you know the future technology that we see with space travel and with other things that they are doing doing like a one point they go to the moon which is kind of a pit stop where they need to get the things from there and then head off to their next destination when they get to who the moon it basically is like a commercial airport and so that was that was funny only because it kind of panned out and you the exterior of this airport the spaceport if you will we see a neon sign for Applebee's we see a couple of the other neon signs for restaurants restaurants then we see a Hudson News neon sign that was hilarious because anybody who has been doing traveling for the past three decades ads. There's a Hudson News in every airport you go to so that was just really you know kind of fun to see a little nod like at some point when space travel does does get to be so the easy. I guess for lack of a better term because I mean it is they have commercial flights to and from the Moon Moon in this film that is probably going to happen. You know that commercialization of the shops is is going to happen and they make an they make a astute observation in the film when Brad Pitt's character is going through and seeing these things and kind of these tourist traps APPs kind of in the airport on the moon and he says that everything that they tried to escape from on earth. They're recreating creating in other places and that was a really cool operation because that is true. I I feel like that will happen. As as as we get closer to this type of reality is like Oh when you do get away from our earthly troubles and our earthly possessions and Blah Blah Blah but don't we start going other places yet it just going to be the same thing because history has told us anything..
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"astra" Discussed on RobinLynne
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"astra" Discussed on RobinLynne
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"astra" Discussed on RobinLynne
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"astra" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE
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